Japanese Chihuahua Conan Prays with Buddhist Monk Guardian

Check out this amazing story and picture from BBC News. 'Praying' dog at Japanese temple Attendance at a Buddhist temple in Japan has increased since...

Joy  |  Mar 25th 2008


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Check out this amazing story and picture from BBC News.

‘Praying’ dog at Japanese temple

Attendance at a Buddhist temple in Japan has increased since the temple’s pet, a two-year-old dog, has joined in the daily prayers.

Conan, a Chihuahua, sits on his hind legs, raises his paws and puts them together at the tip of his nose.



“He may be showing his thanks for treats and walks,” says a priest at Jigenin temple on Okinawa island.

Priest Joei Yoshikuni would like Conan to meditate, but “it’s not like we can make him cross his legs”, he says.

“Basically, I am just trying to get him to sit still while I meditate,” he told Associated Press news agency.

Mr Yoshikuni said it only took Conan a few days to imitate the motions of praying.

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